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The 9 Best Books for Meaningful Change

The 9 Best Books for Meaningful Change
Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes... Yes, its that time again: New Year's is almost upon us. Regardless of where you stand on New Year's resolutions, the new calendar can serve as a helpful reminder about the only true constant in all of our lives: change. Like it or not, we are all always changing and adapting to circumstances as time rolls on. The positive thing about change is that with some effort we can help direct some (though not all) of the change in our lives as opposed to being victimized by it. This is not just a sound bite. Although change comes from inside, it doesn't mean you can't use a little help from the outside. With that, I give you my list of The 9 Best Books For Meaningful Change: 9. This book was mentioned in a session by one of my financially successful patients who told me that reading it helped him to become an entrepreneur. 8. Rubin's breakthrough book from 2011 is enlightening, personal, poignant, funny, and wise. 7. 6. One of the first and still one of the best. 5. 4. 3. 2.

20 Best Finance Books That The Richest People Read If you want to become one of the richest people, is the answer to just read what they read? Maybe. But there’s more. You Need These 2 Types of Finance Books: 1. 2. Read both types of books and you may be well on your way to be a rich. Books On Thinking Like The Rich: 1) The Law of Divine Compensation, On Work, Money and Miracles By Marianne Williamson Amazon Link: According to Marianne Williamson, our thoughts create our financial reality. “In our ability to think about something differently lies the power to make it different”. This is a book of work, money and miracles. 2) The Science of Getting Rich By Wallace Wattles Amazon Link: This book from 1910 provided the intellectual framework for many personal wealth-building seminars. 3) The 50th Law By 50 Cent and Robert Greene Amazon Link: By T. George S.

55 great books under 200 pages Having no time doesn’t mean you have to stop reading. Just pick up the shorter book. Half Price Books, one of America’s favorite independent booksellers, asked their customers to recommend books under 200 pages that would be a perfect companion of a book lover. The image below displays top 55 recommendations. What book under 200 pages would you add to your reading list? Click or tap on the image below to see it in full resolution. Top article Best short books you can read in less than three hours. More infographics to check out: About Ola Kowalczyk Collecting bits and pieces about books and libraries in digital age.

Feminist Science Fiction Is the Best Thing Ever Hello, ladies. Are you into science fiction? Consider The Female Man, a 1970 science fiction novel by the late Joanna Russ, which takes place in four worlds inhabited by four different women who share the same genotype and whose names all start with the letter J. There’s Jeannine Dadier, who lives in 1969 in an America that never recovered from the Great Depression; Joanna, also in 1969, but in an America like ours; Janet Evason, an Amazonian beast who lives in an all-female world called Whileaway; and Alice Reasoner, or “Jael,” a warlord from a future where women and men have been launching nukes at each other for decades. The first time I read The Female Man, I felt like the hotel room carpeting had been ripped out from beneath my feet, revealing a glittering intergalactic parquet that had somehow been there all along. Those were boy stories. Two classics of the feminist science fiction canon. Science fiction has long been a boy’s club. It wasn’t without precedent, incidentally.

10 Forgotten Fantastical Novels You Should Read Immediately Fans of magical prose and magical worlds, take heart. Titan Books has recently released a special limited edition version of steampunk legend James Blaylock’s The Aylesford Skull, a classic from one of the genre’s trailblazers. To celebrate the release, Blaylock has put together a list of forgotten or ignored works of literature that have inspired his own writing, and should be must-reads for anyone interested in science fiction or the fantastic. Blaylock writes: “Why these novels turned out to be inspirational is a long story, too long to recount here, and in fact sometimes I can’t quite say: a sensibility, maybe, that seemed to me to be True in some regard, a sense of humor that was also a sense of proportion, wisdom of a whimsical variety, an evocative atmosphere, intriguing characters, a level of eccentricity that was somehow made perfectly plausible, a giant cephalopod. “Finally, in case you’re ever asked to make up a list of this sort, set aside significant time to do it.

Classic Childhood Books That Grow With You | Zola Books Remember the books your parents/teachers/babysitters read to you when you were a kid? When it came to my parents, they chose the books they had loved as children themselves. When my mother read these to me, she would often end up crying at the end. Just imagine my six-year-old confusion: Why were happy endings sad? I didn’t get it. Looking back on those books now, and even on what I read in my tweens and early teens, I start to understand. Chances are you’ve read these classics, but prepare to discover the rollercoaster ride of feels when you reread them. Dr. Kid Read: Bedtime stories like The Sneetches, Yertle the Turtle and The Lorax were all fun. Adult Read: Get ready to have your innocence ruined. Little Women Kid Read: Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women starts on Christmas Eve, and that is exactly what reading the book feels like: comforting, like hot cocoa on a freezing winter afternoon. The Little Prince Adult Read: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, who wrote the book, was one smart cookie.

32 People Reveal The One Book That Blew Their Minds There are probably a handful of books out there that have changed the way you see everything — fiction and non-fiction. Some of them you read in high school or earlier, and others you discovered or rediscovered in your adult life. I went to AskReddit to learn what books have changed people’s lives. Consider this your Spring reading list. 1. Thinking Fast and slow by Daniel Kahneman 2. Flowers for Algernon absolutely hit me hard.It really made me think about intelligence and knowledge as a blessing and a curse. 3. The Psychopath Test. 4. If you give a mouse a cookie Basically taught me appeasement before first grade. 5. 100 years of solitude. 6. “A brief history of time” time dilation made me put the book down and consider it for a week until my peasant brain accepted/understood it. 7. “Cryptonomicon”Where fiction becomes reality: Describes cryptocurrency, 7 years before BitCoin was created. 8. Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami or any of his works, for that matter. 9. 10. 11. 13. 15.

Amazon's 100 books you need to read to live a literary life | CBC Books | CBC Radio On Tuesday, February 4, Amazon revealed its list of 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime. Chosen by the Amazon Books editors, the list is "a roadmap of a literary life without making it feel like a homework assignment," Sara Nelson, editorial director of print and Kindle Books at said in a statement. The process to narrow this list down to 100 wasn't easy. The team "passionately debated and defended the books we wanted on this list." Two Canadian titles made the list: Alice Munro: Selected Stories by Alice Munro and The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. Amazon said the list will change with the times and will be updated regularly. More from CBC Books: CBC Bookies: The best books of 2013 8 books to read to get you into the Sochi spirit The top 100 books in the 1800s: How many have you read?

The 50 Books Everyone Needs to Read, 1963-2013 The thing about reading is this: it takes a long time. There are innumerable books in the world, and many more good ones than can be read by any mortal in a lifetime. It’s hard to choose — especially if you’re a slow reader. 1963 — The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath Sylvia Plath’s only novel manages to be both elegant and filled with raw, seething emotion – no small feat, and not the least of the reasons the reading world is still obsessed with her. Also recommended: Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak; The Group, Mary McCarthy; V., Thomas Pynchon; Cat’s Cradle, Kurt Vonnegut; The Feminine Mystique, Betty Friedan List of steampunk works Steampunk is a subgenre of fantasy and speculative fiction that came into prominence in the 1980s and early 1990s. The term denotes works set in an era or world where steam power is still widely used—usually the 19th century, and often set in Victorian era England—but with prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy, such as fictional technological inventions like those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, or real technological developments like the computer occurring at an earlier date. Other examples of steampunk contain alternate history-style presentations of "the path not taken" of such technology as dirigibles or analog computers; these frequently are presented in an idealized light, or with a presumption of functionality. Although many works now considered seminal to the genre were published in the 1960s and 1970s, the term steampunk originated in the late 1980s[1] as a tongue in cheek variant of cyberpunk. Precursors[edit] H. In literature[edit]

25 Books That Define Cool Let’s abandon the childish notion that reading isn’t cool. We’re grown men here and reading happens to be one of the many ways we enjoy spending a bit of our free time. Of course, sitting down with just any book doesn’t always make for a great experience. 1. This list could easily include just about everything Papa Hemingway wrote. 2. Written over 2,500 years ago, The Art of War is still as important today as it was for warriors back then. 3. Honestly, you could put just about every book from the good doctor on this list – Hell’s Angels and The Rum Diary come to mind – but if you had to pick one, you have to go with Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and all its drug-fueled insanity. 4. There have been many war books released in the last few years and many are very, very good, some even make a strong antiwar case without just putting the idea out there (see: Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk), but none of these can do what Slaughterhouse-Five did. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.

50 Books That Will Make You a Better Writer Literary genius — or at least competence — never blossoms in a vacuum. As much as many creative types like to pose as a mysterious lone wolves skulking through the fringes of society without ever becoming a cog in the machine, man, even their works have been shaped by their external experiences up to that point. Even a whole rejection of society still involves relation to it, albeit one defined by absence than presence. So despite what that "free spirit" in composition class claims, reaching out to fellow writers can still prove beneficial to those hoping to pursue the art as either a career or a hobby. Soaking up advice through any reads available opens up new worlds and ideas and can help mold a work from just OK to just plain awesome. Obviously, one must not take this article’s title too literally. Classics The Elements of Style by William F. Composition and Rhetoric The Office of Assertion by Scott F. Genre and Medium Literary Criticism, Reading and Analysis Notable Writers

The 100 Best Science Books of All Time - Image by Biblioteca de la Facultad de Derecho (CC BY 2.0) The 100 Best Science Books of All Time list contains a mixture of classic and popular works, chosen for their accessibility and relevance. Most of the books selected are suitable for a well educated layman with only a few being for a more serious reader. Each author is only represented by one book on the list. 1. By Charles Darwin | Used Price: 70% Off In The Origin of Species (1859) Darwin challenged many of the most deeply-held beliefs of the Western world. 2. By Richard Feynman | Used Price: 80% Off Celebrated for his brilliantly quirky insights into the physical world, Nobel laureate Richard Feynman also possessed an extraordinary talent for explaining difficult concepts to the general public. 3. By D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson | 70% Off Why do living things and physical phenomena take the form they do? 4. By Albert Einstein | Used Price: 50% Off 5. By James D. 6. By Lewis Thomas | Rock-bottom Price: $0.01 7. 9. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.